Graduate & Family Housing

Welcome, UC Graduate Student!

We are very pleased that you have chosen UC as your graduate institution, and are happy that you are a part of our vibrant diverse community.  

To assist graduate students and families with their search for housing at the University of Cincinnati, Housing & Food Services partnered with the Graduate School to establish the Office of Graduate Off-Campus Housing. The information contained on this website is designed to assist you in finding suitable off-campus housing.

Contact Information

Phone:  (513) 556-0682
Fax:       (513) 861-6816

Marian Spencer Hall
2911 Scioto Lane,
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0045


Margaret Fogler, Assistant Director of Housing
Mustafa Bandukwala, Graduate Assistant                                                                            Jaleelah Muhammad, Graduate Assistant

Graduate Housing

Senator Place

Senator Place as seen from the parking lot

222 Senator Place and 2971 Deckebach Avenue are apartment complexes within walking distance of the uptown campus that are dedicated to housing graduate students. The University of Cincinnati has an agreement to offer all 130 units in these complexes to graduate students, and we hope this will build a community for our students, and especially assist those who are coming to Cincinnati and Ohio for the first time.  

The complexes at 2971 Deckebach and 222 Senator Place Apartments include the following features:

  • UC shuttle access nearby with UC NightRide access available 
  • Water, trash/sewage, heat, air conditioning, electricity, and high-speed internet (30Mbps) included in the rent
  • Kitchens that include full refrigerators, stove/oven unit, and sink
  • On-site laundry facilities 
  • 24-hour emergency maintenance
  • Ceiling fans
  • Cable-ready
  • Secure entry and balconies/patios (many units)
  • Private lit Parking Lot (with purchased permit)
  • Resident Apartment Manager staff on site
  • Deckebach Floor Plans
  • Senator Place Floor Plans

The Deckebach complex is located in the Clifton Heights area.  Senator Place is located in the Clifton Gaslight area near the Ludlow shopping and entertainment district.


Deckebach as seen from the parking lot


Rental Rates





1 BR


$846 Deckebach & Senator Place

2 BR


$1,204 Deckebach & Senator Place

3 BR



Senator Place

Application Process for Graduate Housing

Interested parties should complete the prospective tenant survey by clicking the link below. Prospective tenants must be confirmed incoming graduate students. Immediate family members, defined as spouse, domestic partner, child, legal ward, parent or sibling can reside in the apartment as occupants.  Eligibility of interested tenants, including roommates, will be verified.

Apartment offers will be sent to prospective tenants via email along with the apartment application.  Each tenant will be expected to pay a non-refundable application fee.  Instructions on how to pay the application fee and $500 security deposit for each apartment will be provided once applications are emailed to the Office of Graduate and Family Housing.  Leases are provided for all tenants in a unit to sign after the deposit is paid.

The lease term for all Deckabach and Senator Place apartments is August 15-July 31. 


Bellevue Gardens


Bellevue Gardens as seen from Martin Luther King Drive

Bellevue Gardens is an apartment community owned and operated by the University, designed to cater to the needs of graduate students, faculty, staff and families. Unit types range from spacious studio apartments to one, two and three bedroom floor plans.

The property is conveniently located adjacent to the Academic Health Center (AHC), consisting of the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences and the Uptown University of Cincinnati campus. Only minutes away from downtown and major highways puts great shopping, dining and recreational activities right at your fingertips.

Apartment Features

  • Conveniently located adjacent to the Academic Health Center and University of Cincinnati.
  • Private intercom-controlled access to apartment units
  • Parking for all tenants that includes heated garages with automatic openers or spots in the Stetson Village garage
  • On-site laundry facilities
  • High-efficiency heat and a/c
  • Water/waste and sewage paid
  • Just minutes from downtown Cincinnati and many of Cincinnati's hot spots
  • 24-hour on-call emergency maintenance
  • Kitchen with dishwasher, garbage disposal, refrigerator, electric range (microwave not provided)
  • Abundant closet space
  • Balconies/patios
  • Cable ready
  • Bellevue Gardens Floor Plans


Rental Rates






Studio A





Studio B





1 BR C





2 BR E





2 BR F





3 BR D





The rental amounts listed above apply to leases for the 2018-2019 school year.

Application Process for Bellevue Gardens Apartments

The Office of Off-Campus Graduate & Family Housing maintains a waiting list of prospective tenants for Bellevue Gardens. Interested parties can place themselves on the waiting list by clicking the link below.  Offers are made based on when the interest was submitted, the types of apartments that will be available and whether there will be an apartment of that type available on the requested date of occupancy.

Apartment offers will be sent to prospective tenants via email along with the apartment application. Each individual who will be included on the lease must submit a $50 non-refundable application fee along with the application. All lease holders must be affiliated with the University of Cincinnati while residing in Bellevue Gardens Apartments. 

Students not from the University of Cincinnati who are completing their residencies, fellows at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and employees at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center are not eligible to live at Bellevue Gardens Apartments.

Off-Campus Housing

Off-Campus Housing List & Map

The Off-Campus Housing List and map contain information about apartment buildings in three neighborhoods immediately adjacent to the Uptown campus – Clifton Gaslight, Clifton/Fairview/University Heights, and Corryville. The data was gathered in order to provide information for newly-admitted graduate students.

The information on the linked listing is therefore quantitative and not qualitative, and focuses on apartment buildings that contain 20 units or more. The list may contain some buildings with fewer than 20 units because, at the time of the survey, these buildings were owned and/or managed by the same owners of some of the 20+ unit buildings.

The information in these lists is not a complete inventory of all apartment buildings in these neighborhoods, and – because information can change quickly without prior notice to the university – may not be entirely accurate at the time of use. The information is not a recommendation or an endorsement of any apartment building, does not reflect the condition of any building, and does not describe methods or history of building management or operations. These lists are provided as a courtesy and as one source of information for those seeking housing. The user is strongly encouraged, when considering their apartment choices, to confirm all information with the apartment building manager and to also consider other sources of information about the apartments.


Private Listings

The following Private Listings offer rental information to graduate students and families seeking a more private accommodation such as a home, two family, duplex, a vacancy in a 4-unit building, or perhaps a bedroom in a shared house. This listing is considered a convenience to the university community, and does not constitute a recommendation or endorsement of a particular property or lease conditions.

Property Owners:
Submit a Private Property Listing

If you are the owner of a home, two-family, duplex, have a vacancy in a 4-unit building, or perhaps a bedroom in a shared house that you wish to advertise, you are on the right page!  You may download and complete the following fillable form and return it via email or in-person to the Graduate Housing office. There is no fee associated with posting on the Private Listings page.  Instructions are enclosed within the Off-Campus Listing Form.

Short Term Lodging

The University neither officially endorses nor recommends any hotel or lodging. Listed rates are subject to change.

Hotel/ Phone Number



Distance from UC properties

Kingsgate Conference Hotel
151 Goodman St.
Cincinnati, OH 45219
UC Visitor Rate: $141/night based on availability

On UC campus.
1/4 mile from University Hospital. Restaurant inside hotel. No pets.

Hampton Inn and Suites - Cincinnati/Uptown-University Area
3024 Vine Street
Cincinnati,  OH 45219

$129-159/night based on time of year

Within 1 mile of UC

Springhill Suites Hotel
610 Eden Park
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Rates begin at $179/night

Within 5 miles of UC

Parker House Bed & Breakfast
2323 Ohio Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45219

Book through Air BnB

Wthin 2 miles of UC

The Clifton House Bed & Breakfast
513-221-7600 or 888-347-7486
500 Terrace Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45220
UC Visitor Rate: $145/night

Within 1 mile of UC       

Gaslight Bed & Breakfast
(stairs not ADA accessible)
3652 Middleton Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45220
Call for rates

Within 2 miles of UC 

Alexander Place
271 Mcgregor Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45219


Within 1 mile of UC 

HomeLinkCincinnati Corporate Housing & Furnished Apartments
2692 Madison Rd.
Cincinnati, Oh 45208
$87-149/night with a minimum stay of 30 days Within 5 miles of UC



The Student Government of the University of Cincinnati has partnered with a company to provide housing listings of nearby available properties.  As with any other postings on our website, these listings are provided as one source of information for those who are seeking housing and should not be considered an endorsement. Confirmation of the information provided with the property manager is strongly encouraged.

The Division of Student Affairs sponsors the Commuter and Off-Campus Housing Committee. This group is dedicated to providing resources to students who live off campus at this time or aspire to do so in the future.


Floor Plans